In the latest update, a Delhi Court on Tuesday granted bail to 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, who was recently arrested by the state police from her Bengaluru residence in the farmers protest 'toolkit' case. "Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence on record, I do not find any palpable reason to deny bail", Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana of Patiala House Court Complex noted in the order granting bail.
According to reports, the order stated that the evidence on record by the prosecution is not sufficient to keep a 22 year old in custody. The court also noted that Disha has no criminal antecedents. The Court granted her bail on condition to furnish personal bond of Rupees one lakh and two sureties of Rupees One Lakh each. Although Ravi's lawyer Advocate Abhinav Sekhri made a request for reducing the surety amount as Rs 50,000, but the Court did not agree.
She was produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate today, as her police custody period was expiring on February 23. The ACMM Pankaj Sharma disposed of the application seeking 4-day police custody pending the confirmation of bail. Orders were reserved on Disha's bail application on February 20.